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Archbishop Elpidophoros participated in George Floyd protest (Pics)

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America today with mask on his face protested in Brooklyn in memory of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. In a short post on his personal page on Facebook he wrote that "violence begets only more violence", stating that "we have faced a pandemic of grave physical illness, but the spiritual illness in our land runs even deeper and must be healed by actions as well as words".

 

This is his full post:

"I came here to Brooklyn today in order to stand in solidarity with my fellow sisters and brothers whose rights have been sorely abused. This was a peaceful protest, one without violence of any kind, and I thank all of those involved, because violence begets only more violence. We must speak and speak loudly against the injustice in our country. It is our moral duty and obligation to uphold the sanctity of every human being. We have faced a pandemic of grave physical illness, but the spiritual illness in our land runs even deeper and must be healed by actions as well as words. And so, I will continue to stand in the breach together with all those who are committed to preserving peace, justice, and equality for every citizen of goodwill, regardless of their race, religion, gender or ethnic origin".

 
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Η εικόνα ίσως περιέχει: ένα ή περισσότερα άτομα, πλήθος και υπαίθριες δραστηριότητες